Sunday, October 30, 2005

Honey Roasted Muesli

Ok, I know - the idea of roasting and mixing your own muesli makes me sound like I have no life at all. But I don't like most commercial mueslis, and I wanted something not-awfully-bad-for-you to keep at work. This was actually fast, took virtually no work, and tastes great. But watch this in the oven - it can burn REALLY quickly. The measurements are in deciliters, which, I'll remind you converts like this: 1 dl - 0.4 cups.

Honey Roasted Muesli

7 dl cornflakes
4 dl rolled oats
1,5 dl wheathusks (Um.. don't know the proper name. Vetekli in Swedish, it's made from the inner husk of the wheat. Suggestion from readers: wheat bran!)
2 dl sunflower seeds
1 dl flax seeds
1 dl mixed nuts (I used hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts)
1 tsp salt
1 dl runny honey
200 g dried apricots, the soft and fluffy kind

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. (350F) Chop the nuts roughly, and sliver the apricots. Mix all the dry ingredients (not the honey, not the apricots) in a big bowl. Add the honey while mixing constantly. Pour into a large baking pan (you will probably have to do half at a time) and roast for 7-12 minutes. The muesli should turn golden, but not burn. Take out, repeat with the other half of the batch. Mix in the apricots. Keep in a tight-lidded container.


Alanna said...

Vetekli is likely 'wheat germ' in English. It'd be nice to wake up to this. I recall many wonderful versions when I lived in Finland and often visited Sweden. ;-)

Anne said...

AK - thank you, but I'm fairly sure that "wheat germ" is "vetegroddar" which is quite different from "vetekli" :)

Karin said...

I'm almost sure that vetekli translates to bran in english. Or more exactely kli translates to bran.

Moira said...

Hi Anne...this looks and sounds great. I've made my own granola in the past, but it has way fewer ingredients than your muesli. I wonder if they're considered the same thing?

Anne said...

Karin - right on, I think! Wheat bran, then?

Moira - I've always thought about Muesli and Granola as at least roughly the same thing.

paz said...

"Ok, I know - the idea of roasting and mixing your own muesli makes me sound like I have no life at all."

No. It sounds very inspiring and fun!


Anonymous said...

maybe wheat berries?

Frida said...

What timing! Me and a guy at work was just talking about making our own muesli today. There is one in "Kärlek oliver och timjan" that I will try any day now.

Michele said...

This sounds delicious! My children will love it on yogurt.